Local homeowners share their dream home inspiration. Come inside and take a peek.
As you drive up to the Beckers front door in Carroll Countys Sun Valley development, large front yards and a good chunk of land between homes create a warm feeling of country living amid open fields.
Steve and Kim Eastburn "bought an ugly house on a gorgeous piece of property" in 2001, says Kim Eastburn. They have made extensive changes and additions in the intervening years.
June 5, 2012
John and Leila Juracek's British friends tell them their 1929 Tudor Revival house in Baltimores Homeland neighborhood is more like an English cottage than the country cottages in England.
Ashley Long's home is a two-story, Victorian-style structure, with six large columns on a stone front porch and a symmetry of door and windows that is reminiscent of a gentleman farmer's home. But it's also a place where Long and her 11-year-old daughter can hang out and just have fun.
Alice and Mike Gosses circa 1920 East Baltimore rowhouse is the product of an extensive renovation and restoration.
William and Freddi Vaughn reside in a three-level villa, located in a gated, adults-only development in Pikesville. With a manicured lawn, pretty landscaping and backyard with a Koi pond, the Vaughns' home has 5,000 square feet of space, vaulted ceilings and sun-drenched rooms.
Two-story Canton Cove waterfront condo keeps bachelor Harvey Goldberg firmly planted. Natural lighting, large windows and waterfront views make it a place where it's "hard to wake up in a bad mood," says Goldberg.
Rick and Mickey Price live on a 340-acre farm in northern Baltimore County. Their rambling, two-story farmhouse sits high and exposed on the land's crest, with acres upon acres rolling softly below and the nearest neighbor over a quarter-mile away.
Drawn to water, couple finds dream home on pier in Baltimore.
The fascinating thing about the Carroll County bilevel home of Corynne Courpas and her husband, Scott Markle, is its dual personality. From the street, their home looks exactly as it did in 1977. It is only at the front door that the home reveals it is no typical bilevel interior.
With nurturing and love, couple turns sprawling Victorian into cozy city retreat.
From the halls of a condominium complex, every residence looks just about the same. The surprise is often in the sight that greets a visitor when the front door is answered. In the case of Wendy Galinn's condo, the wow factor is immediately apparent. Soaring cathedral ceilings, an extended dining room with French doors to the balcony and a grand oak staircase to the 300-square-foot loft, all belie the condo's total living space of 1,700 square feet.
Michael and Carolyn Sotir's historic home in Sudbrook Park would be perfect setting for a Currier & Ives print.
Steve and Cathy Klein, the owners of River Hill Garden Center in Clarksville, enjoy their home's open layout, which is emphasized by an entire back wall of glass sliders and windows.
The Alcarese home, built into a hillside in Baldwin, could not appear more like an Italian villa if it was built overlooking a valley in Tuscany.
Steve Appel, owner of Nouveau Contemporary Goods in Baltimore, and his family share a beach house that's original in style.
Tiny stick-built beach house that dates to 1950s 'is what it is'
Peck and Patti Miller bought their 1,400-square-foot house in 1992. Since then, the couple has added on and renovated the property, creating their dream home on the bay.
Cindi and Denny Mathers oceanfront home in Fenwick Island, Del., is built on the site of the former Sea Charm Motel. Its corner location allows for spectacular ocean views.
From exterior of Leslie Kopp and Chuck Coltmans three-story, seaside retreat is an imposing Victorian structure. But the interior of the home in North Bethany Beach is as modern as they come.
Marcie and Dick Watts live in a carriage house in Ruxton that was once part of the large estate of Philip Poe, a descendant cousin of Edgar Allan Poe.
Mark Romero, a former military man, finds his dream station in Locust Point area of Baltimore.
Couples Baltimore County home reflects a love of all things Asian.
Karen Foltz finds comfort in symmetry. Add order and neatness and you have her version of the ideal home design.
Waterfront townhome is transformed into a contemporary showplace
When architect Justin Seto and his wife, Amy, decided to move from Anne Arundel County to Baltimore, they found the ideal spot in Mount Vernon just north of the Washington Monument a dilapidated garage.
This is not only the owners' dream home but also their dream B&B in the spare rooms of the Baltimore colonial they bought and renovated.
The modern-designed home of Philip Johnson and Susan Quinn graces a the cobblestone street in historic Fells Point.
At a time in life when retired couples often consider downsizing with the goal of uncomplicating their lives, Jean and George Smorse took a different path. The coouple built a new home that allowed plenty of space to add their own touches.
Jan and Fred Hallahan enjoys living on expansive first floor of their Lutherville home, designed by architect Donald Ratcliffe in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Steve Goldberg's Anne Arundel riverfront home is antebellum in style and spirit
Butchers Hill townhouse is warm and inviting space for Jennifer Foster and her husband John Davis.
Jeanette Cole's grandchildren are at the center of her reasons for purchasing her dream home in Locust Point.
With its casual but high-style decor, the four-story brick home of David Repko in Canton defies stereotypes.
Family finds modern Mayberry in renovated space in Baltimore's Locust Point